Crime report: Thieves target Parksville business; resident reports CRA scam

Oceanside RCMP receive 271 complaints in one-week period

Oceanside RCMP received 271 complaints the week of June 7 to June 13.

Some of the incidents included:

June 7

• An 18-speed bicycle was reported stolen in the 800 block of Reid Road, Parksville.

• A property owner reported mischief to a property in the 400 block of Harnish Avenue, Parksville.

June 8

• A business break-and-enter was reported in the 100 block of Middleton Avenue, Parksville. Money and keys were reported stolen.

• A residential break-and-enter was reported in the 500 block of Martindale Road, Parksville. Extensive damage was reported as well as theft of a television and an Apple TV box.

• Vandalism to a septic tank was reported in the 300 block of Whitmee Road, Qualicum Beach.

• A Stihl Model 026 chainsaw was reported stolen from a shed in the 100 block of Joshua Tree Place, Parksville.

• A resident was reported scammed by a phone caller purporting to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. The victim received a second phone call from a number showing as ‘Qualicum RCMP’ and transferred money in bitcoin and Google play cards. Revenue Canada will not call asking for payment in bit coin and there is no such thing as ‘Qualicum RCMP.

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June 9

• A vehicle was reported stolen in the 500 block of Sycamore Drive, Qualicum Beach. The vehicle was recovered in the 200 block of Village Way, Qualicum Beach.

• A vehicle windshield was reported damaged in the 1300 block of Pintail Drive, Parksville.

• Two four-foot Ski-Doo water boards were recovered in the 200 block of Dogwood Street, Parksville. Contact Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111 during regular hours to claim.

June 10

• Money was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Bagshaw Street, Parksville.

• A blue-and-white Evolution 18-speed bicycle was recovered in the 200 block of Island Highway West. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular hours to claim.

• An unlocked vehicle was rummaged through in the 100 block of Trill Drive, Parksville.

• A business break-and-enter was reported in the 600 block of Alberni Highway, Parksville.


June 11

• A 24-inch, blue-and-white Giant Mountain Bike and black matte mountain bike helmet was reported stolen in the 600 block of Martindale Road, Parksville.

June 12

• A purple ladies Trail Cruiser bicycle was recovered in the 100 block of Island Highway East, Parksville. Contact Oceanside RCMP to claim.

June 13

• A living room window was reported smashed in the 600 block of Sandlewood Drive, Parksville.

• A residential break-and-enter was reported in the 400 block of Craig Street, Parksville. A heat pump was reported stolen.

If you see a crime in progress, call 911. If you have information regarding an incident, cal the Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number at 250-248-6111 during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) weekdays except holidays. Outside of business hours, call 250-248-6111, extension 7.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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